Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two mysteries

The latest Jacqueline Winspear is good, A Lesson in Secrets, 2011. Like comfort food, good to return to familiar characters performing up to speed. Maisie Dobbs solves the problems as usual.

Listened to my first Craig Russell, Blood Eagle, 2005. Pretty grizzly, but a good mystery. I'll probably listen to more by him.

Just started listening to Atlantic by Simon Winchester, 2010. Interesting book. He's a good writer.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

mediocre book, good book, new square

Night Work by Steve Hamilton, 2006, was very mediocre. Don't know whether it was because I hated the reader or if it was the book. More the reader I think. It read like a ho-hum cop show, barely kept my interest. Thank god it was short.

The good book is by Diane Ackerman, One Hundred Names for Love, 2011. A non-fiction book about her husband's, Paul West, stroke. He loses all language, and she is going to help to bring that back but I have not got that far. Interesting book.